We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though.
Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of Ohio’s oldest and dirtiest power plants open for years to come.
And they want you and me to pay for it.
Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.
- Earth Month
- Fellowship Program
- Ohio Water Sentinel Program
- Stewardship Program
- Clean Water Calendar
Clean Water - Latest News
November 29th, 2010
Nurtur the Salon and Aveda Institute Columbus presented a check totaling over $30,000 to support the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter Clean Water Campaign. Statewide Aveda salons raised close to $100,000 dollars for the Club making 2010 a great year for Clean Water. Read More
November 2nd, 2010
Thanks to the hard work of our stuff and supporters, we are glad to announce the launch of our state wide Clean Water Fellowship Program. Fellows can learn valuable knowledge and skills related to water issues and public advocacy.
Check out the Clean Water Fellowship Program page now!
August 25th, 2010
Every summer, Lake County General Health District sprays toxic chemicals for mosquito control throughout the county. While there is little benefit from spraying, there are high public health, economic, and ecological cost. Sierra Club and local advocates are working together to explore non-chemical alternatives to mosquito spraying. Read More
August 17th, 2010
What’s new with the clean water campaign?
Well we have been busy here along the streamside. The Aveda Institute Columbus has been a major supporter of the Sierra Club’s Read More
July 16th, 2010
Every two years, states are required to submit a list of Impaired Waters to the US EPA for approval. Impaired waters are those waters that are not meeting state water quality standards as defined by the Clean Water Act. On June 14, 2010 the Ohio EPA published their Final Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, which was approved by the US EPA. Take Action by email Director Korleski.